Category : Institutions

Foreign Office
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Government | No Comments

The Foreign Office

The designs for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office date from 1861. Originally George Gilbert Scott, the architect, had produced a Gothic design, but this had been dismissed by Palmerston, the Prime Minister, as...

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10 Downing Street
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Government | 2 Comments

10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street in London is the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister. Number 10 was originally three houses. In 1732 King George II offered them to Sir Robert Walpole, who accepted...

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Dover House
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Government | No Comments

Dover House

The present Dover House was originally built for Sir Matthew Fetherstonhaugh (see also Uppark) by James Paine between 1755 and 1758. In December 1787, on payment of £12,600 to Sir Harry Fetherstonhaugh (Sir...

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Somerset House
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Somerset House

The central block of the Neoclassical building Somerset House was designed by Sir William Chambers and dates from 1776–96. It was extended by classical Victorian wings to north and south.  I was asked to advise...

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Thorpe Hall
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Thorpe Hall, Cambridgeshire

Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John.  I was asked to produce...

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Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Royal Hospital, Chelsea

The first stone of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, was laid by Charles II in 1682. The idea of a home for veteran soldiers was inspired by the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. 476 pensioners were admitted in 1689 and the...

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Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | School and Universities | No Comments

Royal Naval College, Greenwich

The Former Royal Naval College, Greenwich is one of my longest-standing clients. I have worked there since the days when it was occupied by the Royal Navy. Most of the site has been investigated by me. My work...

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Royal Mausoleum
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

The Royal Mausoleum

Queen Victoria's love for her husband Prince Albert is well known and when he died on 14th December 1861, of typhoid, she was devastated. Within four days she had ordered the Frogmore Mausoleum to be built at her...

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BBC Broadcasting House
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

BBC Broadcasting House

By 1926 the BBC was fast outgrowing its accommodation at Savoy Hill in the Strand. Their recently appointed civil engineer, Mr. M.T. Tudsbery, was asked to search for a building or new site for a new headquarters...

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The Bank of England
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Bank of England

I advised on appropriate colours for several of the areas of the The Bank of England that were designed by Sir Herbert Baker in the manner of the Bank's earlier architect...

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